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Silkie Rooster

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this is my first time keeping chickens i keep silkie hybrids but my silkie rooster has pulled out all his feathers around his neck , i don't know why, i have checked for lice but i have not found any. What should i do 

post #2 of 7

have you seem the roo pulling out the feathers?

1 buff Orpington, 1 red star, 3 mixes, 1 Colombian Wyandotte, 1 ameraucana roo, 3 ameraucana hens, 6 mixed chicks, 2pekin ducks, and 1 Rouen duck. Named in order Lucy, Lucky, Esther, Saoirse, Eleanor, Henry, Martha, Becky, Carolyn, the chicks aren't named, Daisy , lemon, and Ping-Ping
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1 buff Orpington, 1 red star, 3 mixes, 1 Colombian Wyandotte, 1 ameraucana roo, 3 ameraucana hens, 6 mixed chicks, 2pekin ducks, and 1 Rouen duck. Named in order Lucy, Lucky, Esther, Saoirse, Eleanor, Henry, Martha, Becky, Carolyn, the chicks aren't named, Daisy , lemon, and Ping-Ping
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no i haven't :hit

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it might be that one of the hens are pulling out the feathers

stress can also cause a lot of problems

1 buff Orpington, 1 red star, 3 mixes, 1 Colombian Wyandotte, 1 ameraucana roo, 3 ameraucana hens, 6 mixed chicks, 2pekin ducks, and 1 Rouen duck. Named in order Lucy, Lucky, Esther, Saoirse, Eleanor, Henry, Martha, Becky, Carolyn, the chicks aren't named, Daisy , lemon, and Ping-Ping
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1 buff Orpington, 1 red star, 3 mixes, 1 Colombian Wyandotte, 1 ameraucana roo, 3 ameraucana hens, 6 mixed chicks, 2pekin ducks, and 1 Rouen duck. Named in order Lucy, Lucky, Esther, Saoirse, Eleanor, Henry, Martha, Becky, Carolyn, the chicks aren't named, Daisy , lemon, and Ping-Ping
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No i have not see him pullout his feathers

post #6 of 7
Maybe it is abrasion. Does he stick his head through the fence or shove his head into a feeder?

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No he is not in his cage mostly he is outside (i keep free range chickens:))

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